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Briefs: Events, performances upcoming

Today

Safety Harbor Farmers Market features farm-fresh produce, local fruits and vegetables, honey, flowers, fresh seafood and more; 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Gazebo on Main Street in Safety Harbor. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.

Bingo: The public is invited to play at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2473, 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-0922.

It's your move: The Palm Harbor Library is hosting a new chess club from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. No reservations are necessary. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.

For the students: Pollo Tropical will hold a benefit for the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Education Foundation to help raise funds for scholarships. It will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Oldsmar Pollo Tropical, 3134 Tampa Road. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of sales from meals purchased with benefit vouchers. Vouchers can be obtained either in the restaurant before the event or through the education foundation. Call (813) 300-0019.

Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are available to assist the public with genealogy research 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.

Ladies do lunch: The Leading Ladies of Ruth Eckerd Hall, a nonprofit group designed to raise money for students in youth arts and education programs, will hold a luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. An installation of officers for the 2009-2010 season will be conducted along with a tap dancing performance featuring several dancers from the Rhythm & Sole Tap Ensemble program at Ruth Eckerd. The lunch is $25. Reserve a seat by calling Cathy Stark, (727) 596-3491 or e-mail catstark@msn.com.

Play cards: Four decks of cards and four players are all that's needed for double-deck pinochle, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., Largo. Adult/seniors. Cost is 75 cents for residents with recreation card; $1 for non-residents with recreation card; $4 non-members. Call (727) 518-3016.

Friday

Shop green in Dunedin: The city's Green Market will be open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in Pioneer Park, at Main Street and Douglas Avenue and featuring produce, cheeses, seafood, plants and herbs, honey, organic products and more. Call (727) 733-4215.

East meets west: Devotional singer Snatam Kaur will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Unity Church of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Road. Tickets $30 adults, $10 children and available at church bookstore; $35 adults and $10 children at the door. Call (727) 531-0992.

Laugh live: The comedic play, Snatch a Falling Star by Craig Alpaugh will be presented at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, Friday through Sunday and June 5-7. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $10 general admission; $8 for members and students. Call (727) 942-5605.

Special celebration: The public is invited to a special Shavuot observance, a festive holiday service commemorating the giving of the Torah, at 8 p.m. at Congregation Ohr Chadash, 3190 Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard, Clearwater. For details, call (727) 726-1472 or (727) 842-1772.

Saturday

Bark In the Park: The nonprofit group Dunedin Doggie Rescue/Home at Last will sponsor a pre-game dog parade, dog vendors, giveaways and a 50/50 raffle at 6 p.m. at Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave. Tickets are $6 for humans, $1 for dogs and includes pregame activities and a 7 p.m. baseball game between the Dunedin Blue Jays and Jupiter Hammerheads.

Recreation complex opening: Largo's Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, is reopening after being under renovation since September 2008. Check out the new rooms, including areas for fitness, aerobics, dance, child care and more at a celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The free event will include refreshments. Call (727) 518-3125.

Books and bikes: Chip Haynes, author of The Practical Cyclist, will present a free basic bicycle maintenance workshop from 10 a.m. to noon at the Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Call Liz White (727) 298-3080, ext. 224.

Housing forum: "The Housing Crisis: Recovery and Relief,'' a forum hosted by Largo/Mid Pinellas Democratic Club and Organizing for America, a nationwide network for community service, will begin at 1 p.m. at St. Petersburg College's Seminole library, 9200 113th St. N. Panelists include Pat Gerard, Largo mayor; Pam Dubov, Pinellas County property appraiser; William Sanchez, vice president of the Tampa Bay Community Development Corp.; Victor Adamo, Pinellas Realtor Organization chairman; and Kip Corriveau, director of social services for the Upper Pinellas County Salvation Army. The program is free. Call Rich Piper, (727) 588-0891 or (813) 210-7457

Pipe organ recital: A senior pipe organ recital will be performed at 3 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave., Largo. Wagner Schulz, who will study at University of Florida in the fall, will present classical, contemporary American and French selections. Schulz's music achievements include the 2009 Conductor's Award and Mozart Scholarship, Pinellas Youth Symphony, the 2009 John Philip Sousa Senior Band award from Palm Harbor University High School.

Music at the library: The Palm Harbor Community Chorus will present, "Give My Regards to Broadway,'' at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332.

Briefs: Events, performances upcoming 05/27/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:36pm]

    

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